In Quebec, a number of CEGEPs and two universities have didn’t undertake a coverage to stop and combat sexual violence on campus by the Jan. 1 deadline set by the province.

The provincial authorities printed an inventory of post-secondary establishments on Thursday which have complied with the measure, together with Concordia College and John Abbott School.

Two Montreal universities and greater than a dozen CEGEPs are notably absent from that listing — together with McGill College, the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Dawson School and Marianapolis School.

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Invoice 151 was handed into legislation by the earlier Liberal authorities in December 2017 following a number of high-profile sexual misconduct allegations in Quebec.

It requires all post-secondary establishments to undertake a coverage to stop sexual violence by Jan. 1, 2019 and implement it by September 2019. It needs to be separate from the college’s different insurance policies.

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Underneath the legislation, they need to even have formal criticism procedures, security measures for social actions and assist companies in place.

Montreal universities working to catch up

Each McGill College and UQAM mentioned on Friday their establishments are working towards adopting a brand new coverage.

At McGill, the present rule, which was applied in 2016, stays in place.

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“All through the autumn of 2018, it has been rigorously reviewed by way of intensive session with our campus stakeholders to make sure that our revisions to the coverage replicate each the necessities of Invoice 151 and the wants and objectives of the McGill group,” mentioned affiliate provost Angela Campbell in a press release.

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“These revisions to the coverage will come to the senate and the Board of Governors for approval this semester. Within the meantime, McGill’s present coverage and the assets related to it to stop and combat sexual violence, stay lively and in pressure.”

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UQAM spokesperson Jenny Desrochers mentioned the French-language college’s new coverage surrounding sexual violence might be adopted over the subsequent few weeks.

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“In the meantime, our coverage towards sexual harassment continues to be in impact,” she mentioned.

‘Unacceptable’ says minister who put forth legislation

Quebec Liberal MNA and former minister for greater training Hélène David, who put forth Invoice 151, expressed her disappointment about colleges lagging behind the deadline.

On social media, she described the discovering as “unacceptable.”

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“The combat towards sexual misconduct have to be a precedence,” she mentioned.

David additionally known as on Quebec Training Minister Jean-François Roberge to intervene. She mentioned he ought to put extra effort into guaranteeing all universities and CEGEPs undertake the coverage immediately.

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